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Unread 11-18-2012, 03:48 PM   #1
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Transmission Shifter Cable Adjustment

Hey all,

What is it I'm adjusting here? Should I have all the clips and things on when I I'm adjusting it so I can just pop it back in the mount? Nothing seems to move when I spin it.

This is what it looked like when I popped it off.


I took off some clips and things and thought I'd spin the bottom of the arm, but it doesn't seem to be moving like i thought it would.


Any advice? Thanks!

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Unread 11-18-2012, 04:35 PM   #2
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This piece just pry's open. Hope you didn't destroy it...


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Unread 11-18-2012, 06:09 PM   #3
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This piece just pry's open. Hope you didn't destroy it...


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Thanks Rich. It's in good shape. So do I keep everything on except for the plastic clip? I put the tranny's lever and shifter to park already. Do I just hook it up? Where's the adjustment, I'm just not seeing it.
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Unread 11-18-2012, 08:26 PM   #4
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From FSM

GEARSHIFT CABLE ADJUSTMENT
Check adjustment by starting the engine in Park and
Neutral. Adjustment is OK if the engine starts only in
these positions. Adjustment is incorrect if the engine
starts in one but not both positions. If the engine starts
in any position other than Park or Neutral, or if the
engine will not start at all, the park/neutral position
switch may be faulty.
Gearshift Adjustment Procedure
(1) Shift transmission into Park.
(2) Raise vehicle.
(3) Release cable adjuster clamp (at transmission
end of cable) to unlock cable . (It does NOT come all the way off)
(4) Unsnap cable from cable bracket .
(5) Check transmission shift lever position by moving
it all the way rearward into Park detent.
(6) Verify positive engagement of park lock by attempting
to rotate propeller shaft. Shaft will not rotate
when park lock is engaged.
(7) Snap cable into cable bracket on transmission.
(8) Lock shift cable by pressing cable adjuster clamp
down until it snaps into place.
(9) Check engine starting. Engine should start only
in Park and Neutral.
(10) Lower vehicle.

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Unread 11-19-2012, 06:22 AM   #5
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(8) Lock shift cable by pressing cable adjuster clamp
down until it snaps into place.
This is the part that was leaving me a scratching my head. That helps, thanks. I was going by my Haynes which I think words it a little differently. I guess I was expecting some sort of threads on the arm to adjust, or a button to release the cable.
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Unread 11-19-2012, 06:45 AM   #6
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Leave in bracket
Unlock the cable clamp
Pop the end off the shift lever At the transmission
Place lever fully in park
Rotate adjustment collar at the bracket till you can pop the end back on the lever
Lock it down
If no adjustment was needed, you have other problems.
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Unread 11-19-2012, 07:20 PM   #7
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Thanks Rich and Ratmonkey, I got it sorted out tonight.

For anyone else following along, after I cleaned up all the gunk on both pieces, I was able to slide the skinnier section through the part Rich circled. By slide I mean I used a small wrench + hammer.
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Unread 11-19-2012, 08:23 PM   #8
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Wow. You shouldn't need a hammer for that procedure. It should be as simple as popping the clip and pulling or pushing the cable to the desired length. lock the clip back down and done. Whole procedure should take under a minute. Either way, hope it fixed your issue.
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Unread 11-20-2012, 06:40 AM   #9
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Wow. You shouldn't need a hammer for that procedure. It should be as simple as popping the clip and pulling or pushing the cable to the desired length. lock the clip back down and done. Whole procedure should take under a minute. Either way, hope it fixed your issue.
Well, it was tap-tap, not smash-smash. I'm telling you though, there was no cable to adjust. It was that plastic cylinder with ridges that had to move in and out. And yep, it was very quick once I realized what needed to happen.

It's only been a day, and I've only bounced around my property, but so far so good.
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